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Facilities Is From Mars, IT Is From Venus

How well do the IT and Facilities people get along at your company?  Do they work well together or seem at times to be from different planets?

I’ve been in the Data Center industry for 15 years now, always based in IT but focused on physical infrastructure design and operations.  A key part of my job has been helping IT and Facilities understand one another’s goals, challenges and technologies.  That – as I like to joke – means I have great job security. Read More »

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This Old Data Center

For this week’s Data Center Deconstructed we’re setting the Wayback machine to 1998, when Cisco opened a new engineering Data Center at its headquarters in San Jose, California.

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Live from the Technology Convergence Conference

Greetings from the Santa Clara Convention Center’s Mission City Ballroom.  I’m kicking around the fourth annual Technology Convergence Conference today and – Wi-Fi willing – posting throughout the day.

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Data Center Deconstructed Blogs Live Tomorrow

Data Center Deconstructed tries something new tomorrow – blogging live from the Technology Convergence Conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center. 

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Ice Ice Baby (Word To Your Data Center Manager)

How many ice cubes does it take to cool a server?

This week’s Data Center Deconstructed Q&A item isn’t quite phrased that way, but if you consider the history of refrigeration that’s the riddle we’re pondering.  It’s a good one to figure out; Data Center designers and operators face the issue daily as part of their mission to create efficient server environments.

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